Modal Satin

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What is Modal Satin fabric? 

  • Modal Satin is a semi-synthetic fabric that is created from the pulp of beech trees.
  • It is a type of rayon that is also a plant-based textile, however, modal satin is much more durable.
  • It is often blended with fibers like spandex and cotton to give extra strength.
  • Modal satin is considered a luxurious fabric due to its soft touch and high cost. 
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  • It was basically developed in Japan during the 1950s.
  • However, currently, most of the modal satin is manufactured by an Australian company “Lenzing AG”, which comprises a trademark for the fabric
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What Makes it Stand Out


The property of flexibility makes Modal satin ideal for making athletic wear.


It gives a great amount of softness which is why it is used for making nightwear and bedsheets.


Micropores within the fabric make it absorb water and sweat 50% more efficiently than cotton


Due to the long fibers and tight weave, modal has a very strong nature.


Just like rayon or any other silk alternatives, modal gives a beautiful draping appearance which is used for decoration. 


Modal satin is created from regenerative plants which involves less usage of chemicals. 

Color fasting

Modal Satin absorbs dye in warm water and does not bleed during the laundering process.


It stays smooth and soft with less ironing and resists wrinkles. 

Application & Usage


T-shirts, blouses, pajamas, etc.


Stoles, etc.


Bedsheets, curtains, towels, etc.

How To Judge the Authenticity of Modal Satin

  • Modal Satin has a shiny top surface with a tarnishing appearance on the other. 
  • When wet, modal satin does not lose its shape. 
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Care Instructions

  • Modal Satin can be washed in any water temperature, however, cold water is perfect. 
  • It is not compulsory to dry clean the fabric.
  • Do not apply chlorine based-bleach as it will weaken the fabric, use oxygen based-bleach. 
  • To avoid wrinkling do not let clothes stay in the dryer for a much longer period, hang up immediately. 
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